We've been following the story of the Lao horror film Chanthaly by director Mattie Do over here at On the Other Side of the Eye. She was kind enough to send me the Lao version of the Chanthaly movie poster so you can get a sense of it. So far, audiences have been very positive about Mattie Do's style and technique.
Hopefully, I'll get a chance to interview her soon for all of you so you can get a sense of what went into Chanthaly and what Mattie Do's next big projects will be.
2013 is shaping up to be quite the year for Lao horror internationally as Chanthaly takes its next steps towards wider distribution and presentation, and in Minnesota, Saymoukda Vongsay takes her play, Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals to the big stage with Mu Performing Arts. I'll also be releasing Demonstra, of course. We'll talk some more soon about what it means for 'The Land of a Thousand Smiles' to suddenly start producing 'more' horror work than most folks are used to associating with our homeland.